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September 20, 2012



Mr. Paul,

Have you considered compiling your essays about New Orleans into a book and going for publication? No? Well, you should.


Paul A. Tamburello, Jr aka pt at large

Why, thank you, Ma'am,
I'm pretty fascinated (some would say love-struck) with New Orleans and Southwest Louisiana. I'm far from being an objective observer so I'm not sure I have enough range to capture an audience but am mighty flattered by your suggestion!

Rebecca Wilson

Love it! Can't wait to check it out. But one question - Why on earth would you get toast when you could have biscuits!!? { :

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr aka pt at large

Easy answer - in my pre-coffee fog, I didn't notice that they had biscuits on the menu!

The draw for me isn't the food, which is sufficiently prepared, but the unpredictable mix of people who inhabit the place,its proudly eccentric retro look, and the counterman of the day who's likely to be a memorable part of your experience there.

It is hands down the least expensive diner in town, I mean, tell me another place that offers eggs, bacon/sausage, hash browns/grits, and coffee for $6.29 (Daily Breakfast Special 5 AM-1AM). It probably wouldn't win awards for spotlessness, it's sort of like eating in a hippie friend's kitchen

Oh, yeah, if Errol is behind the counter, there's the music part. The Clover Diner is sort of a living Smithsonian exhibit of an American diner circa 1950, with a side of attitude.

Rebecca Wilson

Honey, in New Orleans they always have biscuits on the menu!


Paul, next time, try their hamburger. They are the best and if you like a grill show, the hamburgers are cooked under a hubcap. You still need to cross the street and visit La Fitte's. their vid dj is the best and great sing alongs with a very gay crowd having a ball.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr aka pt at large

The woman sitting next to me had a burger for breakfast, I didnt notice the hubcap, but I heard they're known for their hamburgers. Next time, I'll order a hamburger with a side of grits - and look for that hubcap. Might even try Lafitte's, I'll bet some of the same songs on their jukebox as at the Clover.

May Louise White

Another fun place i would like to visit the next time I am in New Orleans.

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